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Lending Library

photo of lending library materialsThe Conservation Outreach Program maintains a lending library that is available to historical societies, museums, libraries and archives in Minnesota. The library includes books, articles, videotapes, and CD's covering a wide range of topics relating to the preservation of cultural collections. Books and audio-visual materials are available for two-week loans, while articles will generally be copied and sent on request. An annotated bibliography (PDF) of the holdings lists the material by category.

The only cost to the borrowing institution is return postage and insurance. Contact the Conservation Outreach program to request an item from the library: 651-259-3492 or 800-657-3773 or email at conservationhelp@mnhs.org.